Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Febuary's Colour of the Month

Hello Everyone.
It's week two of our first "Colour of the Month" Challenge.
Last week I shared some of our Design Team Members work using our Colour of the Month. Natalie May, Wendy Duwakin, and Sue Smyth kicked it of for us, with some beautiful projects to inspire everyone.
I also shared the background to our collage of photos.
This week it's time to show some more work from some of our amazing design team.
First up - is Solange Marques from Brazil.
Solange has use some of my favourite Imaginarium Designs chipboard on her stunning Journal page.
As with all Solange's work, her backgrounds are wonderful. A lot of work goes into them before she even starts the "Front" bit of her project.
This journal page of Solange started as a blank page, everything you can see has been created or added by her.
She has used Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays/magicals to create a lovely red foundation page.
Solange gave me this description for her pages.
I love mixed media art and this month I've decided to do art journal pages. I've applied white and red embossing powder on all of the chipboards. The hearts are perfect for this theme.
 Solange has used one of my favourite chipboard shapes. It is our chipboard Honeycomb 8x8 inch piece. Solange has used white embossing powder in a random way to create a "Rustic" look to her honeycombe chipboard.
Solange also used a selection of our chipboard hearts in different sizes and applied red embossing powder to them. This gives them a deep richness that painting them would not have achieved.

  IDS0053 Honeycomb 8x8 inch.
IDD0059 Two Hearts with Cross Hatch designed by Louise Nelson.

Solange has added lots of personalized embellishments to her journal pages along with one of our chipboard words embossed with red embossing powder.  Some of Nat's tiny hearts embossed with more red powder add a lovely finishing touch.

IDW0036 Love, Cherish, Adore (small)

IDD0042 Nat's Hearts
 There is a whole process to making  beautiful journaling pages like Solange's and I really have not done justice to her work by describing it to you as I have.  She has created a stunning journal page to celebrate "True Love".  What a gorgeous way to record your love for someone special.
Thank you Solange for creating a beautiful journaling page to inspire us.
Louise Nelson has also done a mixed media project for us, its one of her beautiful A4 layouts.
I really love Louise's work. It is quite different to anyone else's. It's her minimalistic approach to her designs that appeals to me so much. Though  this one of Louise's has a lot happening!.

Louise gave me this description for her layout.
For this challenge Louise has used a muted red palette for the layout background to make the vibrantly painted chipboard pieces and title 'POP"!
So true, but what Louise didn't say was all the work she did to create a beautiful foundation to display her chosen few chipboard pieces and her photo on to. I am only guessing that she use a mask, added some shades of red in a wash and some of her famous flicks to add more depth of  colour.  She also added some hand cut shapes to which she applied more of  a more deeper shade of red. Such a contrast to her white foundation page.
Louise chose to use one of our Project Life Style and smaller sized boards. This one has a mix of small chipboard pieces, perfect for Louise's style of scrapbooking. 

IDD0019 Chris' small Arrows and shapes Board
Louse's decision to paint her chipboard pieces and title with a vibrant red paint really works well on this page. The chipboard "pop" of the page and draw your eye to her photo and her strip journaling.
A really lovely page with so many elements to keep your attention and make you want to see more.
Thank you Louise for creating another one of your wonderful layouts to inspire us.
So the idea of the "Colour of the Month challenge is for you to come up with a project using our colour of the month, send me some photos and a list of Imaginarium Design chipboard used.  We will show it here on our blog during the month but it must only have our chipboard on it  if you want your project shown.. At the end of the month I will choose two winners. Each winner will receive a bundle of our chipboard worth $50.
If you want to take part in  our challenge then I will need your photos by the 23rd of the month at the latest, I will announce the winners on the 25th of the month.
Please email your photos to
 Every week the design team will be sharing their projects to inspire you. We will also be giving way 2 small bundles of chipboard each month as well. All you need to do to be in the running to win one of these is leave a comment here and on our facebook page. All winners will be announced on the 25th of the month.
I can't wait to see what you do using our chipboard.
I will be back in a weeks time with more projects using our colour of the month from our amazing design team.  Meanwhile the design team girls have been working on projects for their own days on the blog. Looking forward to seeing what they have all been up to.
See you soon.

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